Hilary specialises in representing clients accused of serious sexual offences. She acts in cases from the investigation stage through to criminal trial and also advises clients who seek advice on appeal.
Hilary has a strong reputation for dealing with both historic and recent sexual allegations and in particular representing professionals who face losing their career.
Hilary also represents military personnel who face investigation and Court Martial.
She is regularly instructed at the crucial early stages of an investigation, where efforts are being made to avoid Police involvement or with a view to avoiding charges being brought. She provides pro-active advice and undertakes enquiries from the early stages of a case. This includes challenging the legality of investigative powers and making pre-charge representations to the prosecuting authorities.
Hilary has extensive experience of representing clients charged with sexual offences and has successfully defended numerous individuals facing Crown Court trial.
Hilary understands the specific personal and professional trauma of facing allegations of this nature and acts for clients in a robust yet discrete and sensitive manner to ensure the best result is achieved.
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‘…Her professional integrity and emotional intelligence are clearly evident…she has helped me preserve my career, re-establish my reputation and hold sight of my aspirations..’